Our leaders


  • Brian Burd

    Lead pastor

    Brian is the founding and lead pastor of Vineyard Christian Church. He preaches about 40 Sundays a year, has oversight of Adult Ministries, and has primary responsibility for setting the vision and direction of the church. Brian was born in Zanesville, OH and has been married to his wife, Michelle since 1988. They have two sons, Aaron and Austin, and reside in Pataskala. Brian came to faith at a young age in a Pentecostal church. He enjoys reading, Ohio State football, backyard football with his sons, and trying new restaurants. His favorite movie is Gladiator. He highly recommends the book "What is the Mission of the Church?" by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert.  

  • KENTRELL SKEENS

    DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES

    Kentrell was born in Columbus, Ohio and got involved with youth ministry at the age of 19.  For several years he has used his gifts as a Spoken Word artist and passionate communicator to inspire teenagers and young adults.  As Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, he is now responsible for the spiritual development for students from 6th-12th grade, as well as for the young adults in the church.  Kentrell highly recommends the book "All In" by Mark Batterson.

  • tanya moore

    cHILDREN'S mINISTRY dIRECTOR

    Tanya is our Children's Ministry Director, leading our ministry for infants through 6th grade.  She is passionate about working with kids, holds a Masters Degree in Education, and has substantial experience in both public education and children's ministry.  She and her husband, Vinnie, reside in Pataskala, along with their children, Olivia and Amelia.  Tanya enjoys reading, dancing, and playing with her kids.

  • Michelle Burd

    Connections and Worship Director

    Michelle oversees those ministries that facilitate initial connections with God and others at VCC, such as Sunday worship services, visitor lunches, Newcomer's Class, and fellowship events. Additionally, Michelle serves as our Worship Director. She is married to our lead pastor and is mom to Aaron and Austin. She was born in St. Paul, MN and grew up in Columbus, OH. She enjoys volunteering at her kids' schools and spending time with family and friends.

  • Heather Tran

    Administrative Assistant & Nursery/Toddler Ministry Coordinator

    Heather serves as the Administrative Assistant and also leads the Nursery and Toddler Ministry, infants through 3 years old. She is happily married to her husband Vi and together they have four kids: Nick, Sydney, Samantha, and Vivianna. She enjoys raising chickens, watching Taiwanese dramas, and loves Jesus. She enjoys spending time with her family and her favorite movie is The Sound of Music.